Today at a Glance: Nov. 30, 2012

Posted November 30, 2012 at 12:32am

The House will consider a bill to direct visas to foreign graduates of American universities with doctorate or master’s degrees in science, technology, engineering and math. The measure would abolish a diversity lottery program and redirect those 55,000 visas to highly skilled immigrants.

The Senate is expected to resume consideration of amendments to the fiscal 2013 defense authorization bill.

A House Science, Space and Technology panel meets to consider research and development for U.S. energy.


Convenes at 9 a.m. for legislative business.

First and last votes expected: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Closed rule:

HR 6429
— Directing more visas to highly skilled immigrants


Convenes at 9:15 a.m.

Roll call votes are expected.

S 3254
— Defense authorization


House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Energy and Environment hearing on energy research and development. 9:30 a.m., 2318 Rayburn